American women now value a high paying career more than men.
While the gender pay gap persists in the U.S., according to a recent report, young American women now value a high-paying career more than their male counterparts. The Pew Research Center also reports that between 1997 and 2010/2011, the portion of 18-34-year-old women who view professional success as “one of the most important things” or “very important” increased by 10 points (compared with a 1 point rise for men). And while career is less of a priority for older women—42% of 35-64-year-olds rate it as high importance, vs. 66% of younger women—they also value it far more highly today than they did 15 years ago, with a 16-point rise (again, the increase among men in this cohort was minor).
This shift in mindset signals just how much we can expect to see gender roles continuing to get redefined as Millennials rise up the ranks in the workplace and have families